Edward Wakefield

Date published: 17/01/2014
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The death of Mr. Edward Wakefield (writes W.F.) recalls a period when the deceased's father was the coachman to the late Mr. Robert Fuller Graham, solicitor, who then lived at Greenham, almost opposite the “Adam and Eve” licensed house. In fancy I can still see Mr. Wakefield, sen., dressed in his scarlet breeches, and appropriate coat, and a gold-banded hat, driving his master's brougham into Newbury. His wife kept a general shop next-door to a Mr. Clements, plumber etc., Cheap-street, and subsequently tenanted by Mr. Burton, agricultural foundry-man. Mr Edward Wakefield, jun., inherited a portion of the courteous suavity of his father who retained much of the old-world deference, not unmixed with, when off duty, so to speak, with some repressed humour. The late Mr. Wakefield first entered the service as shopman in separate bacon, butter and pig-meat department of Messrs. Wright and Purdue (next door southward to Mr. Lewis' silk mercery shop, Market Place. He was as clever as he was courteous in the business, and remained in that capacity for many years.


Newbury Weekly News May 5 1898

Sources:Newbury Weekly News 5 May 1898

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